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From <Milind.Bhandar...@emc.com>
Subject Re: MapReduce and MPI
Date Thu, 01 Dec 2011 21:47:45 GMT

At the MPI Forum meeting at SC11, Jeff mentioned that C++ bindings are
going to be dropped from the standard, and that no other language bindings
were proposed. Do you think there is enough time for Java bindings to make
it into the 3.0 standard ?

- Milind

On 12/1/11 3:31 AM, "Ralph Castain" <rhc@open-mpi.org> wrote:

>Hi folks
>I'm a lead developer on the Open MPI project, and recently joined the
>Hadoop community to help with Hamster. A couple of people have asked me
>about using MPI more generally inside MapReduce, and it does indeed seem
>a good candidate to use that method of communication.
>It seems to me, though, that a pre-requisite for moving that direction is
>a good set of Java MPI bindings. I've checked with the MPI community, and
>while there have been a couple of attempts at this, nothing really
>"adopted" by the community has been done.
>I have some spare time while I search for a new job, so I thought I might
>tackle this over the next few weeks. However, I thought I would assess
>the actual level of interest before investing the time - it isn't a
>trivial thing to do, but doable if there is interest.

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